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Belgian carrier to sell unlocked iPhone 3G

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Jul 2008 20:41 User comments (2)

Belgian carrier to sell unlocked iPhone 3G Mobistar SA, the cell phone carrier, has announced that it will be launching the Apple iPhone 3G unlocked in Belgium to satisfy regulation.
In the region, "koppelverkoop", forced bundling, is forbidden and Mobistar will satisfy that regulation by offering the phone unlocked but for a premium over which users in other European nations pay for the phone, locked. The 8GB will sell for 525 and the 16GB version will sell for 615.

In nations like Germany and the Netherlands, users can purchase the smaller capacity model for 1 as long as you purchase the phone with a 2 year mandatory contract.

"The price will be above that in other countries," Chief Executive Benoit Scheen said in a news conference. He also added that Belgian regulations do not allow phones to be sold at a loss, meaning the carrier is getting the phones at an expensive price to begin with.

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2 user comments

111.7.2008 20:19
blueroad
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Cool! me thinks about taking a trip to belgium :P

211.7.2008 20:31
1bonehead
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525 euros? Too much !


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